Greatest TV Series Characters

We all love TV Series, so who is our greatest character?

The Top Ten

1 Walter White (Breaking Bad) Walter "Walt" Hartwell White Sr. is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Breaking Bad, portrayed by Bryan Cranston.

Man, I couldn't even begin to explain the roller coaster of emotions that Walter White had put me through. You want to hate the guy for all the awful things he's done, such as, (spoilers)...literally poisoning a child, letting Jane overdose, manipulating Jesse for years and practically ruining his life, killing Mike (my favorite character), being indirectly responsible for killing 100+ people in the plane crash, etc. But somehow, we all feel sympathetic for Walt, because of his suffering and karma he gets for all the bad things he's done. And in the end, his empire comes crashing down, as he realizes that he's completely ruined everything that he was working for. Speaking of Walt, his acting is spectacular. Bryan Cranston is such a versatile actor; you would think that the dad from Malcolm In The Middle wouldn't play the most psychotic, memorable, and aggressive fictional drug lord of all time, but you'd be wrong. His delivery "I am the danger...I am the one who knocks." sent shivers ...more

Phenomenal performance by Bryan Cranston. One of the greatest characters in the history of entertainment. Obviously the greatest in Television.
How the story twists from the idea of providing for his family towards a more personal temptation of building a Drug empire. The downfall of Walter White aka Heisenberg was due to his vanity for being the best at what he did. And the way things ended made this character an all time great and also sad for the loyal viewers of Breaking Bad.

From Season 3 onward, Walter Hartwell White became the most unbearable, the most insufferable, the most pestilential creature to ever walk the earth... and that was just around his wife. His pride was always there, but his ego inflated further as the series went on. He became arrogant, hubristic, self-centered, at the cost of endangering his identity. And this all happened because of the world around him, causing his rage to be further and further pent up until he emerged as a growling, snarling, aggressive, domineering drug lord, complete with squinting and underbite.

At the start, you feel kind of bad for him. He was simply calm and mild-mannered, even if he did hold a lot of grudges against people like the Schwartzes. You actually kind of genuinely liked him at the start. His boss treats him poorly, his family is dysfunctional, and to make things worse, he gets lung cancer. But then once he gets further and further into the meth business, dealing with a psychotic drug lord ...more

Most amazing character ever. He has suffered,struggled and been hated by his own family... still did everything he could for his family... not to mention being a victim of cancer. And he truly cared for his partner JESSE PINKMAN...

2 Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) Homer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.

Classic boi always make me lol with his drunkenness and food

My favorite yellow guy! Homer is the best, there is no scene that Homer plays that isn't funny...

The famous cartoon character, the head of comic The Simpsons Family

Super natural is terrible.

3 Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother) Barnabus "Barney" Stinson is a fictional character portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris and created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for the CBS television series How I Met Your Mother.

He's hilarious for one thing, but also he has a very intricate and elaborate personality, which is uncovered more and more as you go through the seasons. I would either say Barney, or Sheldon Cooper, from The Big Bang Theory.

Barney is hands down the funniest sitcom character ever! The guy is LEGEN... Wait for it... DARY he is LEGENDARY

Oh my God this guy is an idiot. Who made this list?

So funny laugh out loud better than chandler bing

4 Dean Winchester (Supernatural) Dean Winchester is a fictional character and one of the two protagonists of the American drama television series Supernatural.

It's something special to completely fall in love with, admire, identify with, feel connected to and inspired by a fictional character from the first moment they appear on screen. All that happened to me with Dean Winchester, thanks to Jensen Ackles' outstanding, brilliant portrayal of the character.
I think it's simply impossible not to love Dean. His handsome looks and spot-on, epic quotes are what first catches the eye; then his charming personality, his brave, selfless protectiveness of the people he loves and his sensitive, vulnerable soul behind the "no chick-flick" bravado will captivate you in no time!
In my opinion there's just no better character on T.V. and I seriously doubt there'll ever be one!

He's a real hero and an inspiration. The character shows you how to get through bad times and come out on top. As well as being a BAMF he has a great personality that always shines through no matter what the situation and that's something that the audience connect with when we know his traits we can predict how he may react in a sticky situation.

Dean Winchester, played by Jensen Ackles, is a true inspiration. Jensen Ackles portrayed his character perfectly. Dean Winchester just captures your heart with his bad-boy act when you can see behind he is protective, caring and overall a wounded soul. His looks (handsome as hell) are only the tip of the iceberg with his charming personality, selflessness and bravery, all thanks to the outstanding actor Jensen Ackles, contributing to making him the best character on T.V., now and in a hundred years. I doubt that anyone will ever come close to being as amazing as Jensen Ackles and his portrayal of Dean Winchester.

Dean isn't a hero, he doesn't try to be a hero, but he always tries to do what is need to be done, even if it hurts and it is going to become another guilty feeling. He acts like a macho in the first seasons, but he's very sensitive - just think of his behave with children. Thanks to his relationship with Sammy, he has developed a protective side which come out when he deals with kids during hunts, and in general with people he cares about.
He's also tough, because he probably thinks it's the best way to face horrible situations and the aftermath of them. He's complex and smart, and Jensen Ackles plays him dynamically and powerfully. Even though it has been a hard choice between him, Sam and Castiel, I choose Dean. Always.

5 Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory) Sheldon Lee Cooper, Ph.D., Sc.D., is a fictional character in the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Jim Parsons.

He's so awesome and funny. I just wished that he'd show some emotion at times. He's like an extremely funny robot with a great voice.

He is just awesome and every episode he makes us laugh in every way that he can simply one of the best

He is one of the funniest characters in television history and definitely the funniest and most interesting on the show. I also really enjoy him as a child in Young Sheldon.

Sheldon is extremely intelligent and socially awkward at the same time! How can't you not love him?

6 Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones) Tyrion Lannister is a fictional character in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. In Game of Thrones, the character is portrayed by Peter Dinklage.

He talk, he thinks, he drinks, and there's never enough of him to go round.

Literally the best character aside from the final two seasons, but then again, the final two seasons were worthless.

I'll drop GOT the day Tyrion Lannister dies.

"I demand a trial by combat". Seriously what's more badass than this? Tyrion is the best

7 Sam Winchester (Supernatural) Samuel "Sam" Winchester is a fictional character and one of the two protagonists of the American drama television series Supernatural along with his older brother Dean.

Sam Winchester is an incredible character and it's hard to think of a character who has suffered so much with so little love, affection, or sympathy at his back, because it's almost like no one does have his back on the show, or in the audience. I can't think of a character whose been forced into such a well of loneliness and Otherness as much as Sam Winchester has. He is punished every day of his life, just for being different or for wanting normal, or for wanting a higher education. So often it seems he is punished just for being Sam, and not Dean, and that is no way for any healthy person to live. I want Sam to be loved and celebrated for all the ways that he is himself, and I don't want or need him to be the same as Dean, because that would be boring. Sam Winchester is my hero for standing up to his family when he was still a child! I am so proud of him for doing that! I also want to thank Jared Padalecki for being such a wonderful actor in bringing Sam to life - he does so much ...more

Sam Winchester is amazing. After all that he was put through, from being forced to drink demon blood as a baby to being tortured by the devil for centuries, he was always kind and had faith in humanity. He is one of the strongest, bravest characters that has ever graced the small screen. Jared Padalecki brings all of this amazingly alive along with subtle nonverbal cues to what Sam is thinking and feeling. No one else could have brought this complex character to life as well as Jared Padalecki and it is a travesty that he was never even nominated for an Emmy.

Sam's journey has been more tragic than anything Shakespeare could dream up, and yet he always tries to do the right thing and wants to save people. He is complicated, flawed, and yet empathetic, caring, and with a streak of innocence that he has somehow held on too despite all the awful things that have happened to him. On top of that, he fiercely loyal to his friends but especially to his big brother, Dean. His character is completely underrated and I love him so much! He is our Sammy, and he deserves to be in the top 10.

Sam is the best of the lot of them with their grudges and judgements while they themselves do not behave much better. Every one can make mistakes but only one is expected to continue paying the price for them. He is the lonely soul walking a thousand miles in everybody else's shoes but none ever walk in his. Jared brings a wonderful misunderstood character to life and Supernatural would of been the poorer without him.

8 Eric Cartman (South Park) Eric Theodore Cartman is one of the main characters in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Trey Parker.

Kyle's mom is a...

Eric steals the show!

Cartman would destroy every enemy

He makes me laugh so hard

9 Castiel (Supernatural) Castiel is a fictional character portrayed by Misha Collins on the CW Television Network's American television series Supernatural.

His father is God, and his big brother is Lucifer. That sounds like a protagonist's backstory already, doesn't it? Nope, it's the backstory of a supporting character in a little cult show called "Supernatural". Castiel is an angel--a timeless being the size of a Chrysler building crammed into the body of an ordinary man. He loves books and burgers, he feels no pain or age, he navigates through space and time using quantum superposition and string theory. Such a character would've been easily too alien, too powerful and perfect to relate to, if not for the fact Castiel developed to become that most sympathetic of characters: the outcast.

Anyone who's ever felt different or been ostracized can identify with Castiel. As the series goes on, you find out that he really doesn't belong anywhere: not in Heaven--his home for so long and yet so incompatible with his developing personality (because angels are essentially made to be good little soldiers)--and not on Earth, ...more

Castiel is an amazing and unique character who truly learned and struggled with the concept of free will. He was based on the angel Cassiel, who never interfered, but his character broke free and became something new, and even wrote himself into Chuck's stories where he wasn't fated to be. His guilt, pain, hope, it all stems from his seemingly unnatural (for angels) bond with humanity, and the choices of trying to decide what is right, and if 'right' even exists, if saving the Winchesters is more important than saving the world and lying to do it still counts as good intention. His journey is like no other on screen, and it has only just begun. To see an angel, a warrior of God and preacher of blind faith, be forever changed by a human who he comes to realize is just like him- loyal to an absent father, the good little soldier. And it is heartbreaking to see Castiel slowly lose his own faith- what can it mean for the world when an angel loses all belief in righteousness from above? ...more

Castiel is the most beautiful fictional character ever created. He is an out of place, and curious character, fascinated by humans. He seems innocent and cute, but shouldn't be mistaken for weak. We see him change during all the seasons, sometimes for the better, and sometimes not. Humanity reflects on him like on no other character, we discover how humanity has an impact on him and shapes many of the decisions he takes. Castiel is the angel who fought against his own family because he believed God would have wanted the earth and humans protected. Even when he lost his way, his heart remained in the right place, wanting to save the people he cares about, and earth. Through all the things that have happened to him, he remains the character that I fell in love with in season 4.

Castiel is one of the deepest additions to the Supernatural main cast of characters. He came swooping in, soldier angel on a mission, and without realizing it, changed himself forever. Through a human soul that shone brightest, even in the depths of hell, this angel has become humanized. Castiel demonstrates what happens when someone actually makes the effort to understand the perspective of another, when someone listens, when someone tries to be in another's shoes. He realized, after trying to understand a creature he thought he knew, that all he knew was a stereotype, and that the barrier being torn down was a good thing, was the right thing. Castiel has one of the biggest hearts in Supernatural, and he demonstrates how wonderful the world could be if we all learned to love more. Conversely, he also still has a long way to go because he hasn't learned how to ask for help and admit when he needs it. If the world lost their pride like that, it would immensely improve. I'm hoping ...more

10 Stewie Griffin (Family Guy) Stewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin is a main character from the animated television series Family Guy. Obsessed with violence and matricide, Stewie is the youngest child of Peter and Lois Griffin, and the brother of Meg and Chris Griffin.

it's a baby with the brain of a genius and his best friend is a human dog

He is kind of hilarious in his own way. Sure, his arc with him endlessly trying to murder Lois can be annoying and repetitive but in his Road To series, he is at his best.

VICTORY shall be mine!

If you do not like this character than something is wrong with u! All hail to Stewie Griffin!

The Newcomers

? Bulma (Dragon Ball) Bulma is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Bulma is the most significant female character in the series.

One of the sexiest animated women

? Rangiku Matsumoto (Bleach) Rangiku Matsumoto is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

She's proud of her well endowed boobs

The Contenders

11 Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)

Don't get me wrong, I adore Cas, Dean, Sam, and the whole Supernatural gang, but it's a pity Sherlock is number six. He is such a complex, beautifully written character! On the outside, most people hate him for being a selfish, emotionless jerk. But we periodically get to see the gentle side of him. Even though he loves showing off on his little throne above everyone else, he genuinely wants to do what is right. He's Spock, with Kirk's heart. Plus, he's very funny, even when not knowing it.

Sherlock is the best! The sexy sociopath who knows everything about everyone in just one look. You gotta love him

Benedict Cumberbatch. Need I say more?

I'd have to say he's really interesting, though, to be frank, he is lousy in the social world, and people are forgetting about Martin Freeman's version of John Watson. Hello, there's kind of a reason why he was picked.

Dashing, daring, dismissive of social norms, and gods the sexiest brain of this generation. Not that he's aware of it. Also a complete ass. I love it.

12 Chandler Bing (Friends) Chandler Muriel Bing is a fictional character from the NBC sitcom Friends, portrayed by Matthew Perry.

Why is he so high up. He should definitely be in the top ten. He is voted the best friends character and we all know friends is amazing:) Could he BE any better?

What a character! Quick wit and sarcasm to love for...
You can relate with if you love humor and sarcasm in daily life
The best of chandler was when
Rachel "you are a pathetic looser right? "
Chandler with awesome expression and then in despair "YES"

By Far the funniest and most lovable character on T.V.. Much better than anyone else on this list!

Make him number 1...come on we all know that no one can surpass Ms chanandler bong

13 Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead) Daryl Dixon is a fictional character from the American television series The Walking Dead portrayed by Norman Reedus. He is an original character and has no comic counterpart.

What the heck with Super Natural, God! This guy is more boss than all supernatural people. Daryl Dixon Is the doctor of the walking dead. Ya, I blew your mind. Crossbow, Redneck, Boss, outstanding, doesn't take orders from no one and emotional at some times: Merle's Death, Carol's Departure... Ya. And this guy should be in top ten hands down. I bet about The whole country watches Amc and Bbc... Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who. No one cares about this supernatural people.

Those "supernatural people" are actually greatly written characters, somewhat iconic too. I'd have probably voted for Daryl if this was season 3, but he hasn't got much development or been that interesting since. He's becoming better now, mainly because there's more focus on him now but I hope some real development could come out of this character soon, he was so great back then.

Yeah Daryl is super awesome! The best person to have by your side when everything goes south.

He's the biggest badass ever

Crap I wish I'd voted for Daryl

14 Dexter Morgan (Dexter) Dexter Morgan is a fictional character and the antihero of a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay, including Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter, Dexter in the Dark, Dexter by Design, Dexter Is Delicious, Double Dexter, and Dexter's Final Cut.

Dexter is a brilliant character, and he should've gotten a much better ending.

Dexter is a total badass, dude.

Oh come on, every one knows dexter the best.

Dexter is the most Awesome character on T.V. right after Barney Stinson but Dexter has the better T.V. Show by far, he's the smartest, the toghest and the most badass character on T.V..

15 Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead) Richard "Rick" Grimes is a fictional character and the protagonist in the comic book series The Walking Dead and in the television series of the same name, portrayed by Andrew Lincoln.

His acting is amazing It annoys me how he hasn't won a emmy award

One of The Best Ever.

Why is he so low?

16 Jack Bauer (24)

Such a bad ass. He almost dies like 20 times to save innocent lives and his country. If he were real he would be the greatest man alive. One of the best characters ever.

When you need to get things done, jack is a safe bet

Jack is a true hero.

Greatest T.V. character ever...Period!

17 Joey Tribbiani (Friends) Joseph Francis "Joey" Tribbiani, Jr. is a character from the NBC sitcoms Friends and its spin-off Joey, portrayed by Matt LeBlanc.

Funny and great character

Joeey! He is so adorable and dumb!

How you doin'

Love him

18 Crow T. Robot (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
19 Dr. Gregory House (House M.D.)

Brilliant character, made even more incredible by the acting skills and depth of emotion shown by Hugh Laurie. Harsh, sarcastic, but with a hidden vulnerability and deep compassion--Greg House is always worth watching.

Brooding character, he is sexy, so very sexy. Something really wonderful about tortured characters. More so by characters tortured by themselves. Adds a humane quality. Brilliant portrayal by Hugh Laurie.

This is a great show to watch... I dvr them all and watch one at a time on weekends! Sure wish we could find medical attention like he gives!

How is he not in top ten... He is tye kind of character that shows emotion even if he does not like it

20 Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)

So naturally funny

I love him he's awesome so ingenious and crazy... Just watch the Merv G episode. You'll see... And of course, Serenity Now.

For all you people of Kramerica: Giddy-up!
Kramer was the greatest Seinfeld character ever! His legacy shall live on!

Giddyup!

21 SpongeBob (SpongeBob SquarePants)

SpongeBob needs to be higher on the list, he has given us a good generation for television as well as our lives.

The old SpongeBob, amazing.

raised a generation in terms of entertainment

I have liked him from the first time I saw him

22 Quinn Fabray (Glee) Quinn Fabray is a fictional character from the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. The character is portrayed by actress Dianna Agron, and has appeared in Glee since its pilot episode, first broadcast on May 19, 2009. She is the cheerleading captain at the fictional William McKinley High School in ...read more.

1 this is my favorite show
2 she is pretty
3 I agree with the other person, shr is the kindest cheerleader

She is so strong and was definitely the kindest cheerleader.

23 Peter Griffin (Family Guy) Peter Griffin is the main protagonist and titular character of the American animated sitcom Family Guy.

he's just great in the second greatest show ever

24 Dwight Schrute (The Office)

Gareth Keenan is better

should be at least in top 20

Bears beats battlestar galatica

25 SkekTek (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance)

'Age of Resistance' fleshed out skekTek's character even more from how he was in the film. In the film, he was a typical mad scientist character with not much development. In the series he's much more complex. He's still a nasty character who abuses his subjects, but because he's the Skeksis equivalent of a nerd, he's yelled at and abused (until his machine is finished, then he's granted *some* leniency), even though he's the only one keeping his race alive.
Mark Hamill gives him a magnificent, raspy voice, and Olly Taylor is a great artist of a puppeteer, dynamic and sensitive in animating the character.

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